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  • Parkland Could've Been Worse. Vegas Could've Been Worse. They Can Always Be Worse. news

    You’ll find little in the way of silver linings in Parkland, Florida, this week, where a gunman killed 17 people and injured 15 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:10 -0500
  • Shooting Survivor To Trump: Shame Lawmakers Who Take NRA Money, Not Florida Community news

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez refuted President Donald Trump’s suggestion that her community didn’t take action to prevent a shooter from killing 17 at the school in a fiery Saturday speech.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:53:30 -0500
  • Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami news

    Students rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:52:42 -0500
  • How woman convicted in fiance's kayak death looks to rebuild her life: Part 6 news

    In her first interview since release, Graswald talks about the kayak incident and her future.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:04:21 -0500
  • Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico news

    A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:01:14 -0500
  • The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal news

    MUNICH (AP) — The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local):

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:48:14 -0500
  • A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Likely Killing All 65 People on Board news

    Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged under crushing sanctions

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:55:10 -0500
  • Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting news

    Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:36:26 -0500
  • Former Russian ambassador calls election meddling allegations 'fantasies' news

    Russia’s former ambassador has dismissed allegations of a years-long campaign to disrupt the US presidential election as “fantasies” that have “spoiled the trust” between the two nations. A day after special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential Russian interference produced 13 indictments of Russian nationals, former ambassador Sergey Kislyak accused America of engaging in a “hunting spree throughout the world on Russian computer wizards”.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:57:00 -0500
  • '3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting news

    Borrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:10:27 -0500
  • Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted news

    The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri's main lawyers to show up in court. "The USS Cole bombing trial ... military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:47:14 -0500
  • Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American news

    A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:09:54 -0500
  • Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria's Maiduguri -police news

    By Lanre Ola and Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but the use of suicide bombers in crowded areas is a hallmark of the Islamist militant group, which has killed more that 20,000 people since 2009 and forced over two million to flee their homes. Damian Chukwu, police commissioner for Borno state, said the attack took place at a fish market around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the centre of Maiduguri at about 8:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Friday.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:38:05 -0500
  • 13 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Mexico After Quake news

    All fatalities were on the ground

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:57:36 -0500
  • Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant news

    The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:28:37 -0500
  • Top Designers Revive Marjorie Merriweather Post's Entertaining Style

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    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:08:01 -0500
  • Tweeters Rip Trump Over 'Tone Deaf' Thumbs-Up Pose With Florida First Responders news

    President Donald Trump has sparked anger after he gave the thumbs-up while posing for a photograph with law enforcement officers who responded to Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:27:43 -0500
  • Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman news

    .@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:41:39 -0500
  • Trolls Are Posting Fake Stories About Being Attacked At 'Black Panther' Showings news

    Audiences for this week’s “Black Panther” premiere went all-out in celebration, and the film’s opening weekend is expected to break records at the box office.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:51:33 -0500
  • Pope revives sexual abuse panel news

    The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reform and obstruction at the highest level of the Catholic Church. Victims have come forward from across the world over the past two decades accusing priests of sex crimes, unleashing one of the biggest crises faced by the Catholic Church.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:39:11 -0500
  • Google Made A Small Change To Image Search, But It's A Big Deal news

    On Thursday, Google announced that it plans to remove the “View Image” button from its image search results interface.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:06:17 -0500
  • U.S. calls for action to halt Iran's growing 'network of proxies' news

    By Andrea Shalal and Sabine Siebold MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Iran's development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. McMaster accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming "Hezbollah-style" proxy armies in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as it has done in Lebanon. "So the time is now, we think, to act against Iran," he told the Munich Security Conference, calling on U.S. allies to halt trade that was helping underwrite the expansion of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:39:21 -0500
  • American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing news

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:25:55 -0500
  • Gus Kenworthy and His Boyfriend Kissed on TV at the Olympics and Fans Are Ecstatic news

    He is one of the first openly gay Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:39:06 -0500
  • VIDEO: Road rage confrontation in Oceanside ends with car flipped on side news

    Two drivers in an apparent tiff during rush hour traffic in Oceanside got an unexpected ending to their feud after one of the vehicles turned over on its side.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:41:39 -0500
  • Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up news

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:42:05 -0500
  • Florida shooting: Donald Trump attacks FBI over 'missed' opportunities saying 'too much time' spent on Russia probe news

    Donald Trump has attacked the FBI for failing to stop the Florida school shooting suspect and “spending too much time” trying to link his election campaign to Russia. The US President responded to criticisms of his handling of the tragedy by lashing out at the intelligence agency for missing warning signs before Nikolas Cruz shot dead 14 pupils and three members of staff. Mr Trump followed it up with a tweet claiming that the Russians were only colluding with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:41:00 -0500
  • Anchor Invites Her 4-Year-Old 'Mini Me' On Show To Celebrate Natural Hair news

    North Texas traffic anchor Demetria Obilor gets up in the early hours of the morning to deliver a traffic report for WFAA-TV, rocking her gorgeous natural hair all the while.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:07:01 -0500
  • Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship news

    Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:43:19 -0500
  • Activists Launch Voter Registration Drive At 'Black Panther' Screenings news

    The Movement for Black Lives has channeled the energy and excitement surrounding the opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” into a voting registration campaign. The movement’s Electoral Justice Project is organizing the #WakandaTheVote initiative that encourages moviegoers to register to vote at “Black Panther” screenings across the country. “The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of black leaders and organizations fighting every single day for the healthy and happy lives of Black folks,” activists Jessica Byrd and Kayla Reed told Blavity in an interview.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:49:32 -0500
  • U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles news

    By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday. The draft text to renew U.N. sanctions on Yemen for another year would also allow the 15-member council to impose targeted sanctions for “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen.” Britain drafted the resolution in consultation with the United States and France before giving it to the full council on Friday, diplomats said.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:51:16 -0500
  • EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months news

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:44:44 -0500
  • Puerto Rico to reduce power generation amid cash shortfall news

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's electricity utility said Friday it will dial down the power generation starting this weekend as a federal control board urgently seeks a $300 million loan for the troubled utility after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:37 -0500
  • Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding news

    The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:01:00 -0500
  • Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shooting news

    Campaigners took inspiration from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to call for gun control in the wake of a school shooting that killed 17. It is the second time in a week that activists have emulated the movie after Grenfell Tower protesters carried out a similar stunt in London. The Florida placards were driven around Miami on Friday to put pressure on its Republican senator after the high school massacre this week in Florida. The signs - reading "Slaughtered in school", "And still no gun control?", "How come, Marco Rubio?" - echoed the Oscar-nominated film where a mother challenges authorities over justice for her daughter who was raped and murdered. The protest was organised by activist group Avaaz, which highlighted the campaign donations Mr Rubio has accepted from gun advocates the National Rifle Association (NRA). Marco Rubio has come under fire for his response to the Florida school shooting Credit: AP Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz's deputy director, said: "The senator has taken fire across the country for his toothless response to the shooting, calling it 'inexplicable'. We call that inexcusable. "Florida has notoriously lax gun laws and Rubio, who is supported by the NRA, has never attempted to reform them. "There have been 334 mass shootings in last 12 months, and yet no new federal gun laws since 1994." The protest followed a similar one in London on Thursday which highlighted the "lack of progress" made since the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people in June. The Community-led organisation, Justice4Grenfell, parades three billboards backdropped by St. Paul's Cathedral Credit: AP Meanwhile, Mr Rubio criticised the FBI after it admitted failing to investigate a tip-off last month that the shooting suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had a "desire to kill" and had access to guns. The teenager has been charged with killing 17 people in the shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. Peers described Cruz as a troubled individual and said there had been warning signs, while police have not offered a motive but said he was previously expelled from the school. Reports, citing law enforcement officials, said Cruz legally purchased the the assault rifle in Florida in February last year having passed a background check. The massacre has once again sparked a debate over availability of firearms in the US, with the country already having seen eight school shootings that have caused death or injury this year.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:56:07 -0500
  • Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis news

    As the president and legislators use DACA recipients as a bargaining chip in their immigration reform debates, the 800,000 DACA recipients like Yvette must attempt to go about their lives wondering if they will again become targets for deportation. Research has highlighted the plethora of negative health consequences that stem from living under the perpetual threat of deportation.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:00:07 -0500
  • Olympic Skier Ted Ligety’s Son 'Could Give 2 S***s That Daddy Sucked At Work' news

    U.S. alpine skier Ted Ligety may have had a tough time on the slopes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:41 -0500
  • Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display news

    Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical professionals with bed-ridden or far-flung patients, as well as family living far from their relatives.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:18:48 -0500
  • Needed in Syria: Disengagement

    One is the outbreak of another war between Israel and its neighbors.  A reminder of this danger has come from events that began when Israel said it shot down an Iranian drone that had entered its airspace.  Israeli F-16s then attacked a command center in Syria, during which Syrian air defenses downed one of the Israeli warplanes (a rare event for Israel).  Israel subsequently launched a much more widespread set of aerial attacks within Syria.  The Israelis have conducted scores of attacks in Syria over the last five years, but this most recent assault may have been the largest Israeli attack there since the 1980s. A new war involving Israel would surely also involve Lebanese Hezbollah.  There is no indication that Hezbollah seeks such a war.  The group has incurred significant costs by participating in fighting within Syria and has many wounds to lick.  Its leaders still have regrets about the brinksmanship that last got Hezbollah entangled in a war with Israel.  Even though it could get in some hits with cross-border rocket fire, the group’s leaders know that in a new clash it would get badly bloodied by its militarily more capable foe.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500
  • Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum news

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote. "We are leaving the EU and there is no question of a second referendum or going back and I think that's important," May told the Munich Security Conference. "People in the UK feel very strongly that if we take a decision, then governments should turn not round and say no you got that wrong," she said when asked if Britain would consider a second referendum.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:23:33 -0500
  • Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA news

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:38:58 -0500
  • Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:53:45 -0500
  • Presidents Day Sales 2018: Where to Shop for Home Decor news

    One of the only good things about February

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:11:00 -0500
  • Family that took in Florida shooting suspect speaks out news

    The 19-year-old suspect in the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people didn't know how to use a microwave, didn't pick up after himself and didn't know how to do his own laundry.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:33:28 -0500
  • Top GOP Donor Won’t Back Candidates Unless They Support Assault Weapons Ban news

    Following Wednesday’s shooting massacre at a Florida high school, a top Republican political donor has taken a stand for gun control ― by tightening his purse strings.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:52:17 -0500
  • Olympic Analyst Laments Hockey Player's 'Unfortunate' Domestic Abuse Incident news

    NHL analyst Mike Milbury referred to one hockey player’s domestic abuse conviction as an “unfortunate incident,” as he offered commentary for NBC’s coverage of the men’s match between Team USA and the Olympics Athletes from Russia on Saturday.

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:03:45 -0500
  • Trump meets Florida survivors as shooting suspect plans to plead guilty news

    The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, allegedly abandoned many dozens of unspent rounds. Donald Trump visited a Florida hospital on Friday night to meet survivors of this week’s deadly high school shooting, as the local public defender said the suspect would plead guilty. “It’s very sad something like this could happen,” Trump told reporters at Broward Health North hospital.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:03:46 -0500
  • 'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran news

    Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck".

    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:26:53 -0500
  • Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical news

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year in a bid to halt the state's ban on sprayings of the weed killer known as dicamba from the period spanning April 16 to Oct. 31. St. Louis-based Monsanto, the biggest U.S. seed company, said it was disappointed with the judge's decision and would consider additional legal action.

    Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:39 -0500
  • Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ news

    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:33:00 -0500
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